The Japanese Garden at Cowden

‘The most important Japanese Garden in the Western World’. Professor Jijo Suzuki, Japan 1925

Upper Hillfoot Road, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, FK14 7PL

Beautiful wedding venue image Cowden Garden

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  • 25-50
  • Civil
Venue Types
  • Outdoor / garden
  • Accessible parking
  • Guest parking
  • In-house catering
  • Suppliers list
  • Wedding planner
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Looking for something unique?

Then we can offer ceremonies either outside in the Japanese Azumaya or in our stunning Garden Pavilion, (based on the Katsura Imperial Pavilion, Kyoto) both of which overlook the central island and ornamental pond.

At The Japanese Garden at Cowden, we can provide an intimate and beautiful small wedding venue to suit your needs. Submerse yourself in the ancient trees and the unique beauty of a traditional Japanese garden set in the Scottish countryside. Have your ceremony in our Azumaya overlooking the tranquil pond or in our Garden Pavilion with a view out towards the Scottish Ochil hills. Spend the evening exploring the grounds and enjoy a drinks reception and buffet in the Garden Pavilion.

Azumaya at Cowden Garden

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Come and Visit the Garden

Please contact our Weddings Co-ordinator to check availability of your chosen wedding date and to arrange an appointment for a personal viewing of the garden and available facilities.

Wedding Ceremony

Our Garden Pavilion can comfortably accommodate 30 guests and is available for book from 3.30pm onwards. If you are looking for an outdoor wedding we can accommodate up to 40 standing guests around our Azumaya from 3.00pm onwards.

Cowden Garden wedding


Contact: Rachael McCaffney
Phone: 07493018700

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Ochil Cottage at Cowden Garden

3 miles south of Cowden Garden you can stay in adjoining cottages belonging to Ella Christie’s great, great nephew, Johnny Stewart. In addition, there is a fully accessible cottage a stone’s throw from Arndean, Johnny’s family home.  All the cottages have private parking.

Contact: Telephone: 07940 530499

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View to the south - Cowden Garden
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The Japanese Garden at Cowden

Upper Hillfoot Road, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, FK14 7PL

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